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Biomedical Specialist - Applied Genomics, Computation & Translational Core

Company: CEDARS-SINAI
Location: Beverly Hills
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Applied Genomics, Computation & Translational Core is looking for a Biomedical Specialist to join the team!The Cedars-Sinai Applied Genomics, Computation, and Translational Core (AGCT Core) is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art genomics facility offering data generation and interpretation for basic science and translational research in next-generation sequencing technologies, including single cell omics, spatial transcriptomics, and bulk cell omics. We specialize in single cell omics and spatial transcriptomics via the 10x Genomics, Parse Biosciences, Mission Bio, and NanoString platforms. Our R&D team offers sample preparation for single cell assays, such as nuclei isolation from frozen tissue or single cell isolation from fresh tissue dissociation. The AGCT Core also offers comprehensive services for standard bulk cell sequencing in genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, and metagenomics. To learn more please visit Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?The Genomics Core Biomedical Specialist is responsible for carrying out wet lab procedures involving DNA/RNA isolation from various sources such as cells, tissue, FFPE curls and scrapes, and blood. In addition, they possess expertise in the complete Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) workflow, which includes DNA/RNA quantification and quality control (QC) analysis, manual library preparation, library quantification and QC analysis, sequencing on the Illumina platform, and analysis of sequencing metrics.As part of their duties, the Biomedical Specialist will ensure accurate and up-to-date electronic documentation using an electronic lab notebook, project management software, and laboratory information management system. They will also manually prepare libraries for bulk cell, single cell, and spatial omics, covering transcriptomics (RNA-Seq), genomics (WGS/WES), epigenomics (WGBS, ATAC-Seq), and metagenomics (16S/ITS amplicon sequencing, shotgun).Overall, this position involves hands-on work in a wet lab environment, focusing on DNA/RNA isolation and various aspects of the NGS workflow, as well as documentation and library preparation for different omics applications.Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Train, guide, and supervise a team of junior associates.
  • Train and supervise junior associates on Next-Generation Sequencing experiments, procedures, and day-to-day service request fulfillment and lab operations.
  • Effectively communicate needs and requirements to junior associates as required for the management of service requests and day-to-day lab operations.
  • Manage junior associate performance, mentor and coach, and seek opportunities to help them grow and become their best.
  • Assign service requests to junior associates and ensure their proper execution and successful completion.
  • Ensure the availability of all required resources for the execution of service requests.
  • Liaise with investigators regarding service requests.
  • Participate in the planning, execution, and troubleshooting of service requests.
  • Provide research and input on new technologies and assays for testing to possibly develop and implement new service offerings.
  • Execute or manage the execution of projects testing new technologies, assays, or kits.
  • Analyze, summarize, and present findings at monthly R&D meetings.
  • Assist with the implementation of new technologies, assays, or kits into new service offerings by writing and reviewing standard operating procedures, service guidelines, and staff training guides, and training junior associates.
  • Receive, store, and document samples.
  • Attend meetings and seminars/webinars as assigned.
    QualificationsEducation:
    • Bachelor of Sciences in Genetics, Genomics, Molecular Biology, or Biological Sciences is required. Master's degree is preferred.Experience & Skills:
      • Two (2) years of laboratory experience are required. Five (5) years is preferred.
      • Minimum 3 years of experience performing NGS library preparation in bulk cell genomics, transcriptomics, and metagenomics.
      • Minimum 2 years of experience in the operation of Illumina sequencers and Agilent Technologies fragment analyzers.
      • Minimum 1 year of supervisory and training experience.
      • Experience in single cell NGS assays and cell biology is preferred.
      • Critical analysis, problem-solving, troubleshooting, multitasking, time management, following through tasks with details, working independently with minimal supervision.
      • Interact with professionalism with teammates, peers, researchers, investigators, and support staff of diverse backgrounds and educational levels.
      • Respond to rapidly changing priorities and exceptionally diverse demands through constant interruptions in a fast-paced laboratory environment.
      • Must be self-motivated, take initiative, enjoy learning, and willing to take on new challenges while independently executing new or unusual and complex technical procedures and protocols.
      • Work cooperatively with other personnel as part of a team to accomplish daily and weekly goals.
      • Proficient in PC (or Mac) skills as well as demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
        About UsCedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.
        About the TeamCedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.
        Req ID : 2524
        Working Title : Biomedical Specialist - Applied Genomics, Computation & Translational Core
        Department : Research - BMS - Bioinfo and Func Genomics
        Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
        Job Category : Academic / Research
        Job Specialty : Biomanufacturing
        Overtime Status : EXEMPT
        Primary Shift : Day
        Shift Duration : 8 hour
        Base Pay : $73,320 - $113,651

Keywords: CEDARS-SINAI, Beverly Hills , Biomedical Specialist - Applied Genomics, Computation & Translational Core, Other , Beverly Hills, California

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